History Wrestling / LunaVachon

22nd Sep '17 11:20:22 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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She began training at the age of 16 with her aunt Vivian and the Fabulous Moolah before beginning her career in earnest by 1985. Her first on-screen role was as a [[HotScoop TV reporter]] named '''Trudy Herd''', who was in Florida to interview FCW wrestler Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Sullivan instead brainwashed her into becoming "Luna", a {{cult}}ist in his "Army of Darkness", resulting in her [[MadnessMakeover bizarre makeover]] and trademark statico voice. Luna was teamed with the Lock (formerly Winona Littleheart), forming the Daughters of Darkness. When that team broke up, she knocked around the independent circuit as a manager, forming the aptly-named Black Harts, Apocalypse (alongside Wrestling/DavidHeath) and Destruction (w/ Tom Nash.) She made her [=PPV=] debut in the ''Street Fight Lingerie Battle Royal'' at the ''[[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]]'s [=SuperClash=] III''.

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She began training at the age of 16 with her aunt Vivian and the Fabulous Moolah Wrestling/TheFabulousMoolah before beginning her career in earnest by 1985. Her first on-screen role was as a [[HotScoop TV reporter]] named '''Trudy Herd''', who was in Florida to interview FCW wrestler Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Sullivan instead brainwashed her into becoming "Luna", a {{cult}}ist in his "Army of Darkness", resulting in her [[MadnessMakeover bizarre makeover]] and trademark statico voice. Luna was teamed with the Lock (formerly Winona Littleheart), forming the Daughters of Darkness. When that team broke up, she knocked around the independent circuit as a manager, forming the aptly-named Black Harts, Apocalypse (alongside Wrestling/DavidHeath) and Destruction (w/ Tom Nash.) She made her [=PPV=] debut in the ''Street Fight Lingerie Battle Royal'' at the ''[[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]]'s [=SuperClash=] III''.



* EvilSoundsRaspy: Default Luna makes Malia Hosaka's worst sound tender, but when she really wants to heel it up Luna sounds especially harsh



* GimmickMatches: [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] member Vendetta Pro Wrestling gathers women wrestlers to compete in anything from a fatal four way up to a full on battle royal to honor her memory, with the winner being awarded the "Lunacy Cup".

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* GimmickMatches: Besides the aforementioned "lingerie street fight battle royal", [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] member Vendetta Pro Wrestling gathers women wrestlers to compete in anything from a fatal four way up to a full on battle royal to honor her memory, with the winner being awarded the "Lunacy Cup".



* IHaveTheHighGround: Both of her {{fining moves}}, the "Luna Bomb" and Luna Eclipse, were top rope splashes. So in rare event one of them did not work you'd see Luna scale the ropes multiple times.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: The fact that she was the second woman to crack Pro Wrestling Illustrated's top 500 list is often forgotten due to the fact her [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]] had beaten her to it.
** Although Luna got to be the very first woman playable in a WWF/E game ever.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: OvershadowedByAwesome
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The fact that she was the second woman to crack Pro Wrestling Illustrated's top 500 list is often forgotten due to the fact her [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]] had beaten her to it.
** Although The same wrestler is also the reason Luna being one of the first women on television to hold her own against male wrestlers is often forgotten, although Luna got to be the very first woman playable in a WWF/E game ever.



* PerkyFemaleMinion: To Bull Nakano, The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust and the Oddities, though she was more like a manager and in the former case, ''Bull Nakano'' was usually the perkier.

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* PerkyFemaleMinion: To Bull Nakano, Kevin Sullivan Wrestling/BullNakano, The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust and the Oddities, though she was more like a manager and in the former case, ''Bull Nakano'' was usually the perkier.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted - even though she participated in the odd 'glamour' photoshoot, she always did so wearing some kind of costume that would fit in with her gimmick. After donning the Luna Vachon gimmick in the first place, she never took it off.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted - even though she participated in the odd 'glamour' photoshoot, she always did so wearing some kind of costume that would fit in with her gimmick. After donning the Luna Vachon gimmick in the first place, she never took it off. The closets you'd see to a "cleaned up" Luna was not shaving the sides of her head.
17th Sep '17 6:59:19 PM Malady
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: While she herself was not particularly small, it looked that way during her time as BamBamBigelow's valet, or "main squeeze".

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: While she herself was not particularly small, it looked that way during her time as BamBamBigelow's Wrestling/BamBamBigelow's valet, or "main squeeze".



** Although Luna got to be the very fisrt woman playable in a WWF/E game ever.

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** Although Luna got to be the very fisrt first woman playable in a WWF/E game ever.
15th Apr '17 8:07:37 PM ajbit26
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** Although Luna got to be the very fisrt woman playable in a WWF/E game ever.
18th Dec '16 7:28:48 PM McJeff
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* SquashMatch: Flattened the debuting [[Characters/WWEAttitude "Gillberg"]] on the January 11, 1999 ''Raw'' in a brisk '''1:04.'''

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* SquashMatch: Flattened the debuting [[Characters/WWEAttitude "Gillberg"]] "Gillberg" on the January 11, 1999 ''Raw'' in a brisk '''1:04.'''
18th Dec '16 7:26:10 PM McJeff
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* AmazonianBeauty: If she did anything even remotely resembling a glamour shoot, she'd be showing off her biceps.



* DownerEnding: Her death due to a drug overdose at the age of 48.



* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable. Sable had too much plastic surgery to the point where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody. Her most effective offense was pulling Sable around during a [[GimmickMatches strap match]].

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* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable. Sable Sable, since Sable's contract limited the amount of bumps she had too much plastic surgery to the point where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody. Her most effective take, forbade taking shots at her face, and her breast implants prevented her from being able to take any front bumps at all. So Luna's offense was pulling Sable around during a [[GimmickMatches strap match]].limited mostly to kicks and forearm clubs, with maybe the odd backbreaker or bodyslam (delivered as gently as possible).



* GorgeousGorgon: She certainly didn't look like most divas, but was hardly the ugly monster they made her out to be.



* IHaveTheHighGround: Her main {{Finishing Move}}s, the Luna Bomb and the [[PunnyName Luna Eclipse]], were top rope splashes.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Hair down to her hips, but shaved off on the sides of her head.

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* IHaveTheHighGround: Her main {{Finishing Move}}s, the Luna Bomb and the [[PunnyName Luna Eclipse]], were top rope splashes.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Hair down to her hips, but shaved off on the sides of her head.head, and sometimes braided into cornrows or dreadlocks



* SheCleansUpNicely: Subverted - even though she participated in the odd 'glamour' photoshoot, she always did so wearing some kind of costume that would fit in with her gimmick. After donning the Luna Vachon gimmick in the first place, she never took it off.



* TaintedVeins[=/=]TwoFaced: What her makeup is supposed to emulate.

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* TaintedVeins[=/=]TwoFaced: What her makeup is supposed to emulate. Also her time teaming with The Lock while they were both in the Army of Darkness.
9th Nov '16 10:30:44 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Along with Jacqueline, one of the first women who could believably hold her own against male wrestlers.
28th May '16 1:19:30 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna. It might reach to UnknownRival territory, considering Harding is sits a top very few pecking orders, few of which were in Vachon's stomping grounds.

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* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna. It might reach to UnknownRival territory, considering Harding is sits a top very few pecking orders, few of which were in Vachon's stomping grounds.
11th Mar '16 6:40:40 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* AuthorAvatar: She was the booker for Wild Women Of Wrestling.



* CombatCommentator: In Wild Women Of Wrestling



* EvilCounterpart: To Wrestling/BeulahMcgillicutty in ECW, though Vachon was the {{face}} because she was brought by Tommy Dreamer and [=McGillicutty=] did a HeelFaceTurn anyway.
* EvilIsPetty: Repeated failed to beat Madusa in WCW, but successfully contributed to Madusa never winning a women's title in the promotion by aiding Akira Hokuto. In fact, backing wrestlers [[EnemyMine simply because they happened to be against Madusa]] was a past time of Luna's.



* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable. Sable had too much plastic surgery to the point where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody.

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* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable. Sable had too much plastic surgery to the point where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody. Her most effective offense was pulling Sable around during a [[GimmickMatches strap match]].



* IHaveManyNames: Was the traveling wrestler Angelle Vachon before becoming the reporter Trudy Herd in FCW, prior to being taken by the Army Of Darkness and becoming Luna. She was primarily known as "Angel Baby" during her American Wrestling Federation run.



* OvershadowedByAwesome: The fact that she was the second woman to crack Pro Wrestling Illustrated's top 500 list is often forgotten due to the fact her [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]] had beaten her to it.



* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna.

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* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna. It might reach to UnknownRival territory, considering Harding is sits a top very few pecking orders, few of which were in Vachon's stomping grounds.
11th Feb '16 12:47:23 PM JamesAustin
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'''Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon''', better known by her ring name '''Luna Vachon''' (January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010), was a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and manager originally from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Among her in-ring achievements, she was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-wm.html USWA Women's Champion]], the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/jd/awf-wm.html American Wrestling Federation Women's Champion]], Great Lakes Championship Wrestling Ladies title holder, Sunshine Wrestling Federation Women's Champion, WWOW Televsion Champion, LMLW World Champion and POWW Tag Team Champion.[[note]]With Hot Rod Andie[[/note]] She was inducted into the Wrestling/{{WSU}} Hall of Fame in 2011.

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'''Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon''', better known by her ring name '''Luna Vachon''' (January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010), was a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and manager originally from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Among her in-ring achievements, she was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-wm.html USWA Women's Champion]], the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/jd/awf-wm.html American Wrestling Federation Women's Champion]], Great Lakes Championship Wrestling Ladies title holder, Sunshine Wrestling Federation Women's Champion, WWOW Televsion Champion, LMLW World Champion and POWW Tag Team Champion.[[note]]With Hot Rod Andie[[/note]] She was inducted into the Wrestling/{{WSU}} Hall of Fame in 2011.



* ArchEnemy: Picked fights with Sensational Sherri when she first debuted, intending to dethrone her as the WWF's dominant woman. Sherri's first response was basically ''"Dear Luna, your first error is in thinking I GAF about you, even for a second. Because I don't, is what I'm saying. I can't count on you to get it without me spelling it out"'', before [[TalkToTheFist kicking her in the throat]]. They feuded for awhile before both left the Federation due to health concerns.

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
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Picked fights with Sensational Sherri when she first debuted, intending to dethrone her as the WWF's dominant woman. Sherri's first response was basically ''"Dear Luna, your first error is in thinking I GAF about you, even for a second. Because I don't, is what I'm saying. I can't count on you to get it without me spelling it out"'', before [[TalkToTheFist kicking her in the throat]]. They feuded for awhile before both left the Federation due to health concerns.



** Madusa[=/=]Alundra Blayze, combining Memphis, WWE and WCW. Nope, no love lost between these two, either; Miceli had friends in high places (Wrestling/EddieGilbert, Wrestling/RickRude, and Wrestling/KevinNash) whereas Luna did not. There's an old interview with Luna in ''WWF magazine'', and within her tirade of insults towards "[[strike:[=MaDOUCHEa=]]]" Alundra, she even refers to her as a ring rat.

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** Madusa[=/=]Alundra Blayze, combining Memphis, WWE and WCW. Nope, no No love lost between these two, two in real life, either; Miceli had friends in high places (Wrestling/EddieGilbert, Wrestling/RickRude, and Wrestling/KevinNash) whereas Luna did not. There's there's an old interview with Luna in ''WWF magazine'', Magazine'', and within her tirade of insults towards "[[strike:[=MaDOUCHEa=]]]" Alundra, she even refers to her as a ring rat.



* [[BashBrothers Bash Brothers and Sisters]]: The Lock, the Black Harts, Tommy Dreamer, Bam Bam Bigelow, TAFKA Goldust, Hot Rod Andie

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* [[BashBrothers Bash Brothers and Sisters]]: BashBrothers: The Lock, the Black Harts, Tommy Dreamer, Bam Bam Bigelow, TAFKA Goldust, Hot Rod AndieAndie.



* CheapHeat: Her challenging Sable to an Evening Gown Match at ''Backlash 1998'', and the subsequent match itself, got the fans ''very'' much on her side, if only for one night, for obvious reasons. Still, it's better than [=X-Pac Heat=], or no heat at all.

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* CheapHeat: Her challenging Sable to an Evening Gown Match at ''Backlash 1998'', and the subsequent match itself, got the fans ''very'' much on her side, if only for one night, for obvious reasons. Still, it's better than [=X-Pac Heat=], X-Pac Heat, or no heat at all.



** The Oddities' original {{Heel}} carnival sideshow gimmick.
** The Jackyl {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d any similarities between the gimmick and the movie ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' (see below under VideoFullOfFilmClips) during the Golga-Thrasher match that marked its debut when he, on commentary, said, "These people are normal compared to people like you (Wrestling/MichaelCole) and Wrestling/JimRoss."

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** The Oddities' original {{Heel}} {{heel}} carnival sideshow gimmick.
** The Jackyl {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d {{lampshade|Hanging}}d any similarities between the gimmick and the movie ''Film/{{Freaks}}'' (see below under VideoFullOfFilmClips) during the Golga-Thrasher match that marked its debut when he, on commentary, said, "These people are normal compared to people like you (Wrestling/MichaelCole) and Wrestling/JimRoss."



* DownerEnding: Her suicide at the age of 48.

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* DownerEnding: Her suicide death due to a drug overdose at the age of 48.



* FacialMarkings: Which looked like veins
* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable, sadly. (Sable had too much plastic surgery to where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody.)

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* FacialMarkings: Which looked like veins
veins.
* FauxActionGirl: Against Sable, sadly. (Sable Sable. Sable had too much plastic surgery to the point where she couldn't get roughed up by anybody.)



* GimmickMatches: Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA member Vendetta Pro Wrestling gathers women wrestlers to compete in anything from a fatal four way up to a full on battle royal to honor her memory, with the winner being awarded the "Lunacy Cup".

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* GimmickMatches: Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] member Vendetta Pro Wrestling gathers women wrestlers to compete in anything from a fatal four way up to a full on battle royal to honor her memory, with the winner being awarded the "Lunacy Cup".



* ICouldaBeenAContender: She returned at precisely the ''wrong'' time to the WWF--which was ironically the Wrestling/AttitudeEra--and was far too thin-skinned for pro wrestling in any case. Politically Luna was completely swamped by the other Divas and never held the women's title despite being screwed out of it 3 or 4 times. The whole affair tainted her career and left her with a ton of bitterness. It's telling that her principal mourners were people like Sullivan, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Daniels]], {{Wrestling/Daffney|Unger}} and Foley. [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie Brian Heffron]] called her the [[TeamMom "den mother"]] of the undercard.



* InsistentTerminology: Not "Moonsault", "Lunasault"

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* InsistentTerminology: Not "Moonsault", "Lunasault""Lunasault".



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Taken UpToEleven. Watch any promo and then note that she was one of the most, if not, ''the'' most accessible and friendly WWF Divas, although she was never actually promoted as one, and very popular with fans at conventions and public appearances.
** Her old sensei, Moolah, used to yell at her all the time about how she'd never make it in the business because she was too nice. FWIW, [=Vince McMahon=] [[ARealManIsAKiller doesn't see that as a positive]], either, but rather a sign that you're not hungry enough for WWE.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Taken UpToEleven. Watch any promo and then note that she was one of the most, if not, ''the'' most accessible and friendly WWF Divas, although she was never actually promoted as one, and very popular with fans at conventions and public appearances. \n** Her old sensei, teacher, Moolah, in fact used to yell at her all the time about how she'd never make it in the business because she was too nice. FWIW, [=Vince McMahon=] [[ARealManIsAKiller doesn't see that as a positive]], either, but rather a sign that you're not hungry enough for WWE.nice.



* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: She's a bandit from the wild untamed future, a place that was before and will be again, whatever that meant. A pity she never had screentime with Warrior.

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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: She's She once said that she's a bandit from the wild untamed future, a place that was before and will be again, whatever that meant. A pity she never had screentime with Warrior.



* NoIndoorVoice: Cocaine™ had the best ads ever back then.

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* NoIndoorVoice: Cocaine™ had She didn't seem to have a setting lower than "scream at the best ads ever back then.top of her lungs."



** The Army Of Darkness

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** The Army Of of Darkness



* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to Luna

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* TheRival: Vanessa Harding, who had a hard time getting over a loss to LunaLuna.



* TropeCodifier: WWE do love their crazy female heels. Luna was undoubtedly the first of these to pop up in the company. Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron, Wrestling/MickieJames, Wrestling/AJLee and {{Wrestling/Paige}} have definitely felt her influence.

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* TropeCodifier: WWE do love their crazy female heels. Luna was undoubtedly the first of these to pop up in the company. Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron, Wrestling/MickieJames, Wrestling/AJLee and {{Wrestling/Paige}} Wrestling/{{Paige}} have definitely felt her influence.
8th Feb '16 4:24:16 AM JamesAustin
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-->--'''[[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/03/the-best-and-worst-of-wwf-monday-night-raw-41293-look-to-la-luna/3/ Brandon Stroud]]''', "Look to La Luna"

'''Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon''', better known by her ring name '''Luna Vachon''' (1962-2010), was a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and manager originally from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Among her in-ring achievements, she was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-wm.html USWA Women's Champion]], the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/jd/awf-wm.html American Wrestling Federation Women's Champion]], Great Lakes Championship Wrestling Ladies title holder, Sunshine Wrestling Federation Women's Champion, WWOW Televsion Champion, LMLW World Champion and POWW Tag Team Champion[[note]]With Hot Rod Andie[[/note]]. She was inducted into the Wrestling/{{WSU}} Hall of Fame in 2011.

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-->--'''[[http://uproxx.-->--'''Brandon Stroud''', [[http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/03/the-best-and-worst-of-wwf-monday-night-raw-41293-look-to-la-luna/3/ Brandon Stroud]]''', "Look "The Best and Worst of WWF Monday Night Raw 4/12/93: Look to La Luna"

Luna"]]

'''Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon''', better known by her ring name '''Luna Vachon''' (1962-2010), (January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010), was a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and manager originally from UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, Georgia. Among her in-ring achievements, she was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-wm.html USWA Women's Champion]], the inaugural [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/jd/awf-wm.html American Wrestling Federation Women's Champion]], Great Lakes Championship Wrestling Ladies title holder, Sunshine Wrestling Federation Women's Champion, WWOW Televsion Champion, LMLW World Champion and POWW Tag Team Champion[[note]]With Champion.[[note]]With Hot Rod Andie[[/note]]. Andie[[/note]] She was inducted into the Wrestling/{{WSU}} Hall of Fame in 2011.
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